and properties

Tom Tromey
Fri May 9 04:21:00 GMT 2003

>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Koch <> writes:

Michael> I have question: initializes a static variable called 
Michael> tmpdir at class initialization with the value of the property 
Michael> "". If an app changes the value of this property after 
Michael> has been initialized will use the 
Michael> old value.

What does the JDK do?

In many cases the JDK doesn't track changes to system properties.  If
it doesn't, there's no a priori reason for us to (it may still be
useful, but it would have to be argued on different merits).  If the
JDK does, then it is a compatibility point and should be done.


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